Watergate Bay hillclimb to become an annual event as 2019 date is revealed
Organisers of the closed-road Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb in Cornwall have confirmed that it will become an annual fixture and take place for a second time in 2019.
After a successful first event in September this year, promoters Truro and District Motor Club, Newquay Auto Club and Plymouth Motor Club are also looking at making changes to the hill to offer a greater challenge for competitors and better viewing for fans throughout the course. Next year’s contest is scheduled to take place on September 14/15.
The inaugural event featured 90 drivers each day competing on the 720-metre course which uses the B3276 coast road between Padstow and Newquay.
Truro and District MC competition secretary Dave Brenton, said: “It’s very exciting to be able to formally announce a date for 2019 and the return of the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb.
“The entire committee worked tirelessly to ensure the debut event was a success and I was so very proud that we managed to do that considering it was the first event of its kind in the country. We learned very fast and that means we can now take our experiences into next year and make it bigger and better than before.”